Pilot for Cyclocross?

mozandmarr
mozandmarr Posts: 140
edited October 2007 in Road beginners
I'm thinking of giving cyclocross a go this year and have got a Trek Pilot 1.2. Any thoughts on the feasibility of using this bike? I'm fairly certain it'll take 30mm tyres as it takes mudguards comfortably. Anything else I need to consider?

Cheers in advance.
vivent les baroudeurs

Comments

  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,111
    What's the clearances like, i.e. between the brake calipers and the tyres and between the rear wheel and the seatstays?
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    As Andy says, it depends on how fat a tyre you can fit - anything less than a 28mm touring tyre is going to be tricky off road. The lack of clearance could also give you problems on anything but dry, hard courses - no clearances and caliper brakes will allow mud to build-up pronto making progress difficult, if not impossible. Suggest you fit some suitable tyres and try riding around on some local trails fields to see how you and the bike perform before committing to a race.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • manick0de
    manick0de Posts: 202
    Doesn't the Pilot only have fixing for calliper breaks though?